I know, I know, normally accidents of geography would ordinarily preclude the Aussies from entering. Then again, who in 1955 could have thought the contest would eventually end up being won by a bearded lady?
As far as I'm concerned, this is a master stroke. And as everyone knows, All That Is Solid ... is the only leftwing pro-Eurovision blog there is, so of course I'm going to endorse this move. Eurovision's audience in Australia is larger than many European countries. Depending on who you take as good coin, between 2.7m and 2.9m viewers down under tuned in to watch Conchita Wurst steal hearts and votes of the Eurovision-voting public. And lest we forget that there was a lovely little skit about Australia dragging itself across the globe and planting itself on Europe just so it can enter.
This is brilliant fan service, brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. However, it's pretty clear that it's going to be an anniversary one-off (well, until the 70th, the 80th, the 90th, etc.). The only problem - what happens if Australia wins?